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Working to enhance women’s health – particularly women in at-risk populations – is part of the DNA of The Junior League, going back to our founding by Mary Harriman some 116 years ago.
So when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health approached AJLI to help support National Women’s Health Week (which kicked off on Mother’s Day and runs through May 20th), we said yes! In doing so, we’re in good company. Other national supporters include Hadassah, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Susan G. Komen, and …

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Given the fact that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, that’s a good question.
Here’s what we know – 35 years after the first awareness month, domestic violence remains a very serious problem. According to data presented by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is prevalent in every community and its effects can cross generations. Among the alarming statistics: in the U.S., an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners each minute (more than 10 million abuse victims annually), and on a typical day, domestic violence …

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Meet Cheri Boyle. Wife. Mother. Junior League member. And retired special agent in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. That’s NCIS, as in the award-winning TV show. If you’re not a regular viewer, the mission of NCIS is to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist and foreign threats to the US Navy and Marine Corps worldwide.
Cheri, a past president of the Junior League of Panama City who is currently finishing up a two-year term as an at-large member of the AJLI Governance Committee, went straight into NCIS after graduating from Florida State …

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It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …